Freeview Light on the Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmitter which serves 12,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Halifax transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Halifax (Calderdale, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Halifax transmitter?
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 23km east-northeast (65°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
How will the Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area
We are having problems receiving ITV channels, BBC channels are OK. When using "Auto retune" on the TV, only BBC channels are recognised.
We are in Rastrick, using the Southowram transmitter.
Are there any known problems or is it our ariel?
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You shouldn't have any problems as you are in the coverage area, the transmitter has not been having Planned Engineering, nor are there any current faults reported.
I'd suggest you unplug your aerial and do a full retune which should clear all previous tuning as no channels will be found.
Plug the aerial back and do a full retune when hopefully all 3 multiplexes and their channels should be restored.
If that fails, then check all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section, this might indicate potential issues with your aerial or downlead. Also check that your downlead looks undamaged and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.
Unless you are in a particularly bad spot, I'm uncertain as to why you aren't getting your signals from Emley Moor where there are 5 commercial multiplexes broadcast in addition to the 3 PSB multiplexes, which you ought to be able to get. But unless you have a wideband aerial and you'd need it repositioned, and we'd need a full postcode to check your predicted reception, I can't be certain of that.
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